Hasbro, we need to talk.
Six and a half years ago, you said you were “actively look[ing] for a venue” for the eventual release of some of the last Animated figures. And, yes, you did deliver Rodimus Minor/Prime and Cybertronian Ironhide. But there are others, from Vortex Blurr to Goldfire Grimlock, and especially Voyager Thundercracker, that Animated fans are still hungry for to this day.
This is the 10th Anniversary year of Animated - that is, in exactly one year’s time, on Dec 26, 2017, it will be ten years since “Transform and Roll Out” debuted. If there was ever an opportunity to fulfill your pledge, this is it.
I’m not even asking for you to make Season 4 - that’s a way bigger, much more complicated undertaking to reunite people who’ve moved on to other things, without a mainline toy range to support it. Not to mention being tangled up, production-wise, with Cartoon Network. Nor am I saying you should introduce new molds - although I wouldn’t say no to a Masterpiece-grade Animated Optimus Prime or Megatron or, hell, any of those guys (Masterpiece Oil Slick? I’m there! :FryMoneyMeme:). Just to dust off the molds you already have, break out the deco schemes that have already been created, and complete what you set out to do in time to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of one of the most unique incarnations of the franchise.
And if you were to reissue the figures of the core and main starring cast, well, that wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world either.
So, dear Hasbro, what do you think? Can we do this thing, or what?